Another Brick in the Wall

"Did you see the wall?" The question legitimately confused me the first time someone asked. Which wall? *** The Western Wall The stones of the last standing Temple wall were painted orange with the sunset of my second day in Israel. They were larger than I had imagined, thousands of prayers crammed into the narrow …

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Reflection: Simon Peter & Spiritual Maturity

I'm unsure of what promoted it, but yesterday I found myself thinking about the scene in Matthew depicting Peter attempting to walk on water towards Christ. Christian or no, almost everyone is familiar with what occurs next in the story; Peter becomes afraid, doubts, and begins to sink below the churning waves. 'Peter, you dipshit' …

Johnny B. Good..

"When did you first hear God call you his beloved daughter in who He was well pleased?" , When John asked this at the retreat my response was audible - it was a snort. The thought that very quickly followed was, 'Never.' Yet I've been returning to this question repeatedly in the weeks we've left …